Platelet-rich plasma is used for several cosmetic procedures, and one of the most-popular examples is the PRP facelift. If you’re considering this treatment, you should know why PRP is important. The blood in your body contains plasma, and during a PRP facelift, a sample of your blood is taken, and the platelet-rich plasma is separated from red blood cells. The rejuvenating effects of PRP come from a high concentration of platelets, and once the platelet-rich plasma is skillfully injected into your face, it delivers several restorative benefits.
Where Did the Name Come From?
Some people call this treatment the vampire facelift, and the name comes from the fact that it uses your own blood to improve your appearance. Platelet-rich plasma contains several powerful growth factors, and it helps soft tissue heal faster.
The platelets in your blood are important for clotting, and they’re also useful for rebuilding damaged tissue. Put simply, the platelets in your blood stimulate healing and cause your body to produce new skin. During the procedure, a small amount of your own blood is drawn and placed into a centrifuge. The purpose of the centrifuge is to separate the platelets and serum. When the sample is finished, all that remains is liquid plasma.
Should I Choose Injections or Topical Treatments?
Platelet-rich plasma can be applied topically or in the form of injections, and many patients aren’t sure what option is best. Although applying the solution topically can be effective, it’s not very good at isolating specific areas. PRP injections allow us to target specific areas of the face, and for many patients, it’s the preferred way to receive the platelet-rich plasma.
How a PRP Facelift Can Improve Your Appearance
The main benefit of this treatment is facial rejuvenation, and the potent growth factors within the PRP are good at rejuvenating your skin and restoring a fresh appearance. PRP is used to address a variety of cosmetic concerns. It can improve your skin texture, treat fine lines and minimize wrinkles.
It can take months to see the full benefits of collagen regeneration, but once the results kick in, you’ll enjoy lifted, plump skin, and you should notice a significant decrease in fine lines and wrinkles. If you want to maintain your new appearance, we recommend seeking maintenance treatments at our office.
For patients who don’t want to undergo surgery, the PRP facelift is a popular choice, and with the help of your own blood, it can unleash your body’s regenerative processes and improve your appearance. Make an appointment at Restored Images in Nashville to get all the facts about this innovative treatment. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!